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Prism Comics San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Guide, Signings, Panels

Since 2003 Prism Comics has been an organization and website where LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators could network and share their comics and where readers could find works that spoke directly to their experiences and lives. Prism Comics is the leading non-profit, all-volunteer organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual and LGBTQIA-friendly comic books, comics professionals, readers and educators. On the web you can find them at as well on Twitter
@prismcomics and Instagram at prismcomics.

And now they are returning to San Diego Comic-Con after three years and will be presenting a large slate of panels as well as signings at their Booth, #2144.

Prism also has their invaluable Prism Comics Guide, a comprehensive collection spotlighting LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly creators, stories and panels at Comic-Con.

Click the image below to browse it. You will also be able to pick up printed versions at their booth.



9am – 12:30pm – Greg Sanchez (Rainbow Arc of Fire)
10am – 11am – Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore)
11am  – 12pm – Tara Madison Avery (We’re Still Here)
12pm – 1pm – Greg Lockard (Liebestrasse)
12:30pm – 3:30 pm – Josh Trujillo (Hulkling and Wiccan)
1pm – 2pm – David Booher (Killer Queens)
2pm – 3pm – ClexaCon
3pm- 4:30pm – Lilah Sturges (Girl Haven)
3:30pm – 7pm – Jake O’Kelly (The Smell of Good Decisions)
5pm- 7pm – Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) and The Kao (Magical Boy)


9am – 11:30am – Vincent Roth (Surge of Power)
10am – 11am – Greg Lockard 
11am  – 12pm – Tara Madison Avery
11:30 am – 2pm – Greg Sanchez
12pm – 1pm – Jack Foster (Gun)
1pm -2pm – Brandon T. Snider (Pride Parade Mad Libs)
2pm – 3pm – David Reddish (The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus)
2pm – 4:30pm – Josh Trujillo
3pm – 4pm –  Brendan Mallory (Egg Behavior)
4pm – 5:30pm – Lilah Sturges
4:30pm – 7pm – Jake O’Kelly
6pm – 7pm – Sonya Saturday (A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas)


9am – 11:30am – Josh Trujillo
10am – 11am – Brendan Mallory
11am – 12pm – Jack Foster
11:30am – 2pm – Jake O’Kelly
12pm – 1pm – David Booher
1pm – 2pm –  Brandon T. Snider 
1pm – 2pm – Portfolio Review Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books)
2pm – 3pm – Portfolio ReviewTara Madison Avery (Publisher, Stacked Deck Press)
2pm – 4:30pm – Greg Sanchez
3pm – 4pm – The Kao  
4pm – 5pm – Sophie Yanow
4:30pm – 7pm – Vincent Roth
5pm – 6pm – ClexaCon  
6pm – 7pm – Ameen Beydoun (Habibti Pada Book 1)


9am – 11am – Jake O’Kelly
11am  – 12pm – Ameen Beydoun
11am – 1pm – Greg Sanchez 
12pm – 1:15pm – David Reddish 
1pm – 3 pm – Vincent Roth
1:15pm -3pm – Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men)
3pm – 4pm – Viktor Kerney
3pm – 5pm – Josh Trujillo

Upstairs in the panel rooms, Prism Comics will be hosting several panels, including:

Webcomics: The Frontier of LGBTQ Comics
Thursday, 7/21/22, 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Room: 28DE
Webcomics have created a whole new platform for LGBTQ comics creators to tell their stories without the
costs of printing, publishing and store distribution. They can be a stepping stone to print comics, television and film, but the medium has grown extensively in its own right. Webcomics enable writers and artists to create works and characters that speak to specific, diverse LGBTQ communities like never before. Join Prism Comics, moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, We’re Still Here) and webcomics creators The Kao (Mondo Mango, Magical Boy), Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, MEGASHEEN podcast), Sonya Saturday (The Greatest Thing You’ve Ever Seen in Your Life, A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas), Josh Trujillo (United States of Captain America, Hulkling and Wiccan), and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) as they discuss creating comics for the web, promoting webcomics and bringing webcomics to print and other media.

Transgender and Non-Binary Stories in Popular Media
Friday, 7/22/22, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Room: 29AB
In recent years transgender and non-binary characters and creators have made great gains in representation in comics, television, and movies, but how well have trans+ personal experiences been translated to page and screen? How accurately does Hollywood and the comics mainstream represent the trans community? How do trans+ autobio, indie, and webcomics creators use the editorial freedom they have to present true-to-life stories? How can trans and non-binary people be better represented across popular media? Join moderator Tara Madison Avery (Stacked Deck Press, We’re Still Here), Maddie Jacobus (Bummer Corp: Sad Stories and Sexy Sharks, The Out Side), Sonya Saturday (Yellow Is the Warmest Color, A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes, Girl Haven), and Zhen (Immi Gratitude, The Out Side) for a lively discussion of these and other topics.


Out In Comics Year 35: Do Say Gay!
Saturday, 7/23/22, 6:00PM – 8:00PM – Room: 29AB
The comic world’s longest-running panel is back for its 35th record breaking year. The Comic Book world has become a celebrated part of the Pop Culture world. LGBTQ comics and graphic novels for all ages are being produced and acclaimed in incredible numbers, and queer characters are finally starting to show up in genre movies and TV shows.  And yet, in our politicized and polarized world, LGBTQ comics and graphic novels and LGBTQ characters in popular media are still facing censure and opposition. This means that telling stories of queer characters of diverse backgrounds and identities is more important than ever before. Join Prism Comics, moderator Andy Mangels [he/him/his] (the Founder of the “Out In Comics” panel; bestselling author of Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) and special guest panelists as they discuss what being “Out In Comics” means now and in the future. Panelists include: Felicia D. Henderson [she/her/hers] (showrunner for First Kill, a queer and interracial vampire love story coming to Netflix, and Marvel’s The Punisher) The Kao [he/him/his] (an artist known for the semi-autobiographical Mondo Mango on Tapas, and Magical Boy, the Prism Award-winning manga webcomic and Scholastic graphic novel series about a trans youth) David Reddish [he/him/his] (media journalist for ScreenRant, Queerty and Playboy, award-winning author of the novel Sex Drugs & Superheroes and its sequel Conquest of the Planet of the Geeks) Lilah Sturges [she/her/hers] (writer of the books Lumberjanes: The Internal Compass and The Magicians: Alice’s Story, and the trans-friendly Girl Haven, writer and co-writer of DC’s Jack of Fables, Shadowpact, House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and more); Malissa White [she/her/hers] (writer of webcomics Nightmare, Soundbox, and A Wailing Blade, pop culture reviewer, editor at Scout Comics).

Black and Queer in Popular Media
Sunday, 7/24/22, 12:00PM – 1:00PM – Room: 29AB
Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Join Prism Comics, moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, co-host of the MEGASHEEN podcast) and exciting panelists: Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker, CEO, Black Label Comic Con), Niq Hill (That Sh*t We Do Like and Black TARDIS podcasts), Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men, Living While Black), Malissa White (Nightmare, Grimm Tales from the Grave), and Sean Z (Ramonah Rising) as they discuss a myriad of topics from portrayals of Black queer people across media platforms to Black queer contributions to the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics genre.


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